Walgreen

(WAG)

said October same-store sales rose 11.8%.

The company reported total October sales of $1.91 billion, up 17.4% from $1.62 billion in the same period a year ago.

Walgreen said some of its strongest selling products during the month of October were over-the-counter drugs, skin care and consumables.

Pharmacy sales for the month rose 23%, while same-pharmacy sales rose 19%.